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Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K Race & 1.57M Family-Fun Run/Walk

Sunday April 28, 2024 Baltimore, MD 21217 US


Includes Zoo Admission!
Includes Zoo Admission!
Includes Zoo Admission!

Kids Fun Run

Open to ages 12 and under.
Includes Event Shirt and Medal

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Race day is tomorrow and due to a surge in last-minute registrations there is a possibility that those registering on 4/27 and 4/28 may not receive their race shirt and medal on race day. We are working to get more of those items as soon as possible and will get those out to you by mail. We're excited to see all of you tomorrow and are thrilled to have you be part of the Brigance Briade - stronger than ever!

Join us for the 12th Annual 5.7K Championship Race and 1.57 Mile Family Fun Run / Walk -  back as a live race in 2024 and returning to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore! * Shirt sizes are limited, please choose among the available sizes on race morning.

Race time: 8:00 am start time

Brunch option for $15.00, enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by Jimmy's Famous Seafood.

Sign up today! 

We've creating a whole new course for you to run/walk 5.7K or 1.57 miles among the exhibits and animals at the zoo! At the finish line, enjoy our traditional celebration village, and then make a day of it by spending it at the zoo.  Along with your medal, race shirt, and swag, your 5.7K and 1.57M registration includes admission to the zoo (same day admission only). Our Kid's Fun Run will feature a short distance in the celebration area - perfect for the little ones in your family. Zoo admission is included in the Kid's Run!

* Dogs - due to Maryland Zoo regulations, dogs (except for registered service animals) are not allowed on the course or in the Celebration area. 

Parking is included at the Zoo.

  • Post-race water and snacks will be available after the race.
  • Option to purchase brunch - prepared on-site - by Jimmy's Famous Seafood. 

At our live race on 4/28/2024 we ask you to walk or run in honor of the lives and legacies of all those who have been impacted by ALS. If you're not yet comfortable in a group environment, or just can't be with us on race day, please participate as a Virtual Racer. 

Fundraising and team options are available during registration. 

Please note: we offer complimentary entry for PALS (People living with ALS) and their primary caregivers. Please email to join us on race day!




Like many small businesses, our nonprofit organization has been affected by the COVID-19 global health crisis. As a community organization that serves an extremely vulnerable population, we are seeing the everyday impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the families we serve – family resources are strained, in-home care opportunities are limited, and primary caregivers risk sickness by leaving their home to go to work or attend to their everyday needs.

Each year, we rely on our annual events as a primary source of funding. We hope you will join us in 2024. We are stronger together!



Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Fundraising Teams

Each person that registers for the Brigance Brigade Championship Race can become a fundraiser!  You can include your friends, family, and coworkers in your support of the fight against ALS. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a vital component of the 5.7K Championship Event that makes our work possible.  Please encourage your friends and family members to make a contribution to your individual fundraiser.  There is no minimum amount required, but we encourage each individual fundraiser to strive to raise $157.00 or more, and each team to raise $1057.00 or more.

How it works:

  1. Register for the race and create an INDIVIDUAL fundraiser (this happens during registration). Name your fundraiser, add an inspirational message, and set a goal.
  2. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to contribute to your fundraising efforts by visiting the Brigance Brigade Registration page and click DONATE.  There, they can search for your fundraiser name and donate to your total.


  1. Register for the race and create a TEAM fundraiser (this happens during registration)
  2. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to register for the race and join your team. They also become fundraisers and their fundraising efforts are combined with yours.  
  3. Those that don't want to register for the race can make donations to an individual on a team OR directly to a team.  

If you create a Team Fundraiser, you are the captain for that team. Check your email for a Fundraiser's message containing further instructions.

Please contact for questions regarding fundraisers

TEAM CAPTAINS - Create a custom URL to share with your friends and encourage them to register/donate.  This is done when you set up your team, or contact for assistance. 

Virtual Race Info

What is a Virtual Race? 

Virtual races are for anyone who can't be with us on race day! Out of town, busy that day, or not comfortable racing in a group environment? Register as a virtual racer!

A virtual run means you choose your course and time of day to run or walk - your place, your pace! On April 28, 2024 we will be accepting results for your 5.7K or 1.57 mile.  You can start any time of day and use the RaceJoy app to track and submit, or use your phone, fitness tracker, or treadmill readout to show us your distance and time.

Those registering prior to April 15 will have their race materials mailed to them in time for the event date. Those registering 4/15/2024 and after will have their items sent out as soon as possible after registration. We will make every effort but we cannot ensure they will arrive by April 28. You will be informed via email of your planned bib number for tracking and result submission purposes. 

Submitting Your Virtual Results


Using RaceJoy to track your race and submit your results:

We’ve made it easy to upload your results to the Virtual Event, using RaceJoy.  You’ll need to download the RaceJoy app: (or choose your favorite App provider)  It’s available for your Android or iPhone.

When you’ve downloaded the app, set up your profile (Name, City, Email Address, DOB) so that RunSignUp can let RaceJoy know that you’ve registered for a race with RaceJoy Tracking. You can also set up a Tracking Number (optional) so that your friends and family can send you messages of support while you are completing your virtual race.

Once you have confirmed your race and distance on RaceJoy, that’s all you need to do until you are ready to race! 

RACEJOY will go live approximately 1 week before Race Day. All those registered will receive an email with further information at that time. 


The results are open starting on 4/28/2024 and will remain open for 1 week  so you can run your virtual race and submit your time! Open the app and confirm your race.  Click START TRACKING to let the app know!  You will see a message that tells you to turn off your WiFi on your phone; the app runs solely on cell phone connection.  If you keep the WiFi on it will skew the tracking.

That’s it!  As you complete each mile, RaceJoy will give you an audio status update.  When you have completed your distance the app will let you know your completion time and automatically send your results to RunSignUp for inclusion in the race results.  If for some reason your results do not upload automatically, you will see instructions for uploading them manually.  You can also send a screenshot of your results to

Don't worry, we will be sending out instructions via email shortly before race day! 


Don’t want to use RaceJoy? No problem!  Go to the Registration page Brigance Brigade and click on RESULTS. Click on SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS, look up your name or bib # and add your time results


One final option for submitting results – email with your name, email address, and bib #.  Include a screen shot of your sports watch, phone fitness tracker, or a photo of your treadmill readout that shows your time and distance completed.




Packet Pickup

Packets will be mailed to those who register prior to April 14. Packet mailings will begin approximately April 15, 2024

Day of race packet pickup will take place at the zoo starting at 6:30 am. Please go to the zoo main entrance to grab your race gear. 



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